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ICYMI Through January 16, 2023

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/31/2023

More than 115,000 people attended CES 2023 earlier this month, almost 3x more than last year. Reviews were mixed, as usual, since consumer media loves to highlight “concept” products like flying cars, virtual reality, and robots, lots and lots of robots. Example? The barista robot that might misspell your name in Lucida console font if it ever reaches a store. These newsbits, however, are sure fire.

You had to wait until after CES to see Intel’s newest chips, the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor family, the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series, and the Intel Data Center GPU Max Series. Promised adoption by all the usual hardware partner suspects real soon now.

Segue alert! Lenovo announced 25 new products powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors for high-performance jobs like AI, containerized workloads, and other projects in the ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile server lines.

NVIDIA wants clients to partner 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs inside more than 60 servers and NVIDIA DGX H100 systems to improve efficiency an average of 25x over CPU-only data center servers.

Amazon at CES 2023 talked and demonstrated plenty of IoT tools, including AWS IoT support for Matter. Not unexpected, since Amazon helped develop the standard, but still nice.

A variety of China-based smart home IoT vendors also promised support for Matter, which should help boost IoT security.

Parks Associates lists its “Top 10 Insights” for the smart home, including how insurance companies are getting involved with various smart home product vendors.

Who wants to refresh batteries in IoT devices every few months? Nobody, which is why a new industry standard from the AirFuel Alliance merits mention. AirFuel RF can send 1 watt to a device wirelessly.

IoT security exploits are on the dark web, where tools to infiltrate cars and medical devices are popular with criminals. Nothing nerve-wracking there, right?

IoT in the food service industry improves safety, reduces waste, and cuts carbon footprints, says Just Food.